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Steven Peters has been a health advocate for more than a decade and proponent for alternative healing by ‘Empowering Natural Living’ through homeopathic approaches. He is also an activist for social justice and environmental causes in the GMO Labeling and Non-GMO grassroots movements across the country, and a staunch advocate for cannabis education and reform. Read more about Steven Peters.

THC In Hair Isn’t Always Indicative Of Marijuana Ingestion

Freiburg, Germany: THC metabolites may be present in the hair of individuals who have never ingested cannabis, according to clinical trial data published online in the journal Nature, Scientific Reports. Investigators at University of Freiburg Medical Center in Germany assessed hair samples in human subjects with varying degrees of cannabis exposure. Researchers reported THC metabolites can be transferred from cannabis ...

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Dispensaries Offering Free Marijuana to Victims

In an effort to alleviate some of the pain and suffering still reverberating from a Northern California wildfire that erupted earlier this month, a couple of medical marijuana dispensaries are offering free medicine to those patients affected by the blaze. According to the LA Times, two marijuana businesses—Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts—are providing patients with up to $200 in complimentary ...

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Presidential Candidates Asked Whether They Would Override State Marijuana Laws

The federal government should not interfere with state laws legalizing and regulating the use and distribution of marijuana, according to several Republican presidential candidates who spoke on the issue during last night’s presidential debate. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and business executive Carly Fiorina weighed in on the issue. Consistent with ...

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WATCH: Carly Fiorina says ‘pot is worse than beer, legalization is a bad idea’

Aspiring presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is catching flak this week for false statements about the relative safety of marijuana, as well as conflating cannabis legalization with the death of her daughter from alcohol and prescription pills. During the presidential debates last week, Fiorina responded to a question about cannabis legalization by saying that: “My husband Frank and I buried a ...

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Snoop Dogg Launching Social Network for Marijuana Aficionados

Snoop Dogg is launching an ad-supported social network called Merry Jane for users and sellers of cannabis products. The rapper announced the move at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this afternoon, saying the platform would launch next month with the perfect number of beta users—420. “I enjoy [marijuana] for medical reasons, and it’s a peace situation for me,” Snoop Dogg said, ...

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Here is Why New DEA Chief Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Heroin But Won’t Reschedule It

WASHINGTON — Despite ample evidence pointing to the therapeutic, non-addictive qualities of marijuana, the new head of the Drug Enforcement Agency wants to keep it legally classified alongside heroin and other highly addictive substances. “If we come up with a medical use for it, that would be wonderful. But we haven’t,” declared Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug ...

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Has The End of the War on Drugs Finally Begun?

After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, voted in favor of legal, recreational marijuana.Last Thursday, the Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 on an amendment to allow marijuana businesses access to federal banking services, a landmark shift that will ...

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